Firelite 550 compare 550 SUL
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Max Hoagland
(maxhoagland) - F
Firelite 550 compare 550 SUL on 04/21/2008 21:49:58 MDT Print View

Isn't the SUL version of the 550 the same as the 550 but without handles? Since the 550 is ten dollars cheaper couldn't I just buy the 550 and take off its handles to save .5 oz and make it the same weight as the SUL?
Thanks

P.S. Anybody have one they want to sell? Eh?

Edited by maxhoagland on 04/21/2008 21:52:16 MDT.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Firelite 550 compare 550 SUL on 04/21/2008 22:48:27 MDT Print View

Looking at the handle attachment area, there are 12 delicate "rivet like" points -- two columns of three on each side of the two handles. Given this and the very thin wall of the cup, methinks ripping out the handles will likely damage the wall of the mug -- rendering it completely useless.

IMO, it's pretty lousy of BPL to charge more for a cup that involves less steps to manufacture. But then, we are a capitalist society, and BPL has the legal right to charge whatever it thinks the market will bear.

Maybe diehard ULers who can't bear to lug two lousy ti handles deserve to pay more??? :)

Edited by ben2world on 04/21/2008 22:50:38 MDT.

Joshua Mitchell
(jdmitch) - F

Locale: Kansas
Re: Re: Firelite 550 compare 550 SUL on 04/22/2008 13:30:06 MDT Print View

"IMO, it's pretty lousy of BPL to charge more for a cup that involves less steps to manufacture. But then, we are a capitalist society, and BPL has the legal right to charge whatever it thinks the market will bear."

Actually, it's because they are made on an automated assembly line, and the MFR passes on the loss in efficiency of batch making a lower numbers without handles.

If you want a good deal on a handless pot, by the SnowPeak Ti Bowl. Way less expensive. Better Volume to Weight Ratio than the SUL 550. Wider base (better heat transfer). Down side is no lid, but most gram weenies chuck the SUL 550 Lid and replace with foil anyway.

Max Hoagland
(maxhoagland) - F
Re: Re: Re: Firelite 550 compare 550 SUL on 04/22/2008 17:11:27 MDT Print View

Good call with the bowl!
Has anyone else used a bowl instead of an actual pot?

Edit: Just kidding I now see the post where this was all already discussed.

Edited by maxhoagland on 04/22/2008 17:48:35 MDT.